Date change for Open Day in January

December 2017

The next open day for prospective parents and children which was to take place on Thursday 11th January has had to change to Wednesday 10th January at 10am. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

A card from the Mayor of Wandsworth

December 2017

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The Mayor of Wandsworth Councillor Leslie McDonnell came in to school last week for a very special prize giving. The children had made some fantastic greeting card designs and the winners were presented with prizes from the mayor. He has sent us a card!

 

Reception and Key Stage One ‘A Little Star’

December 2017

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 put on a very professional performance today for their interpretation of the Nativity, ‘A Little Star’. Everyone’s performance was very impressive and they should all be very proud. There are lots of photos in our gallery.

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Learn to Love to Read Online Advent Calendar

December 2017

learn to love to readLearn to Love to Read have produced a special advent calendar of the 24 Books of Christmas. Please have a look here if you would like some inspiration for children’s books for Christmas. Please look at Day 12 as Janice makes an appearance!

‘Learn to Love to Read’ is a literacy charity which works in partnership with local primary schools, providing trained volunteer teams to improve reading, build confidence and support parental engagement.  The project is currently working with six schools in Wandsworth and Merton, in various different ways. You can find out more about them by clicking here.

 

 

Nursery Festive Concert

December 2017

Our Nursery class put on a beautiful Christmas concert today, singing festive songs and playing instruments to accompany the music. They all remembered their lines and all the songs and made everyone very proud.

There are lots more photos on the Nursery gallery page.

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Friends of West Hill Christmas Fair

December 2017

The Friends of West Hill hosted a wonderful Christmas Fair last Friday after school. Due to less than cooperative weather the event moved indoors but that didn’t seem to dampen the festive spirits and with all the amazing food and activities on offer everyone had a great time. Here are some photos:

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Greenland UK for the Ram Brewery Development and the Mayor of Wandsworth attend a special prizegiving

December 2017

Last week representatives from Greenland UK and the Worshipful the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Leslie McDonnell came to West Hill to present prizes to the winners of the Ram Brewery card competition.

All the children in the school had designed winter scenes for the competition, using a variety of different materials, technology and inspirational themes.

Five were chosen by a special judging panel and the winners were all given posters of their designs together with prizes.

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Anisha, Year 5 with her winning picture

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Mansoor, Year 2 , with his winning design.

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Noor, Year 4, with her winning design.

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Eman, Year 6, with her winning design.

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Zaphina’s winning design, Year 6

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EMAG Coffee Morning for Key Stage One parents

December 2017

We had another coffee and cake morning for EMAG parents this week, this time involving Key Stage 1 pupils and parents. EMAG is an ethnic minority achievement grant teacher who specialises in helping children who have English as an additional language.

The children had a wonderful time baking cupcakes for their important visitors, at the same time learning to understand and interpret instructions from their recipes. It was also a valuable visit for the parents who had a chance to see the resources that the EMAG teachers use.

Here are some photos:

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Computing update

December 2017

This half term our digital leaders – Year 6 ‘senior’ digital leaders have been training new digital leaders for the Years 3-5 classes. Those classes now have two digital leaders in each one – trained to help their classmates and teacher with computing problems and looking after our resources.

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Year 6 have had a series of lessons on programming using Sphero – a robotic ball. They have coded Sphero to draw out various 2D shapes whilst it also ‘speaks’ and tells you about some of the properties of the shape. You can see photos of this on their gallery page here.

 

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Meanwhile Year 2 were collecting data about each other. They used Google Forms on the iPads for this. They then used their data to create pictograms using the laptops. More photos can be found on their gallery page here.

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Learn to Love to Read story and craft event

December 2017

Year 1 enjoyed another successful Story and Craft event last week.  Thank you to our Learn to Love to Read volunteers who provided the children with creative opportunities linked to the story The Koala who Could.  Everybody had a fantastic time.

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